Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I was lucky enough to go up to the mountains and stay in a cabin with all of my family for about 4 days…it was a blast and definitely hard to come back to reality. But alas I am home and find myself with Christmas season upon me! Last night we decorated my mom and dad’s house and hopefully I will find time to decorate my little apartment later this week. I absolutely LOVE Christmas time and find that it is the perfect season for baking and giving gifts. Here are some cupcake designs that I recently came up with for the holiday season. I hope you enjoy checking them out and find yourself making some of your own for Christmastime!
Some of the cupcakes are easier than others, and most of the techniques I have used I have blogged about in the past, so if you want more info about how to make them check out the links and browse my blog for help. These first cupcakes are ornament cupcakes. I used a variety of techniques from embossing with stamps to painting the fondant with a mixture of luster dust and lemon extract.
These next cupcakes are a little bit easier. You simple roll out colored fondant and cut out a Christmas shape with cookie cutters. Then brush or paint with luster dust and let the accent pieces dry. Next frost your cupcake and add your accent pieces. For the holly leaf accent just pipe red dots for the berries or roll them out of red fondant.
To make these poinsettia cupcakes just follow the instructions I gave in this previous post and you should be able to make them! I was going for the brown, light blue, and red color scheme, so that is why the center is light blue, but if you want to make them more realistic looking them pipe the center yellow.
These next two cupcakes were make with modeling chocolate. I frosted the cupcakes and rolled the edges in crystal sugar. Then I used the modeling chocolate to form a rustic mistletoe branch and a little bow.
I love packaging these cupcakes individually in these clear boxes (4″x4″x4″) and then putting some M&M’s around them. They are great gifts and not too expensive.
I would love to hear which one is your favorite, so if you have a second leave a comment and let me know!